The second race of the weekend was Ironman Brazil. No longer the South American Championship for 2018, the race came with the standard 40 age group Kona slots. This year’s results look to fall largely in line with previous races.
The distributions for this year’s race adhere closely to the patterns shown by the previous decade of results. Only the swim stands out as faster at this year’s event, but it’s too small an element of the day to impact on the overall splits. Bike and run, possibly trend very slightly slower, but not significantly.
DNF and DNS numbers from Brazil have often been a little confusing with more times for later stages of the race than earlier ones. Bearing that in mind and the presence of DNS numbers in older statistics this year still looks to have had quite light levels of DNF.
The age group medians largely follow the trends established in the distribution charts. Very similar times comparing this year with the previous decade of results. The swim being the only element that might differ by much.
Most of the athletes come from South America and most of the slots stay within South America.
Over the last 10 years the results across age groups have actually been quite consistent. 2011 stands out for a unusually slow race, but the last 6 years have been similar. 2018 follows that pattern and doesn’t deviate much from recent races.
Based on the athlete list I’ve estimated the slot allocation for the race and from that the automatic qualification times. Actual numbers may have varied and the roll down might influence final qualifier times. You can compare with other Ironman races on my Kona qualification page.
For the top twenty in each age group this year’s race comes in a little faster than the average (which is pulled down by those 2011 times). Not the fastest times for the course, but up there with the faster races.
You can access a spreadsheet of the full results from Ironman Brazil 2018 on my Google Drive.